Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line

Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line (HM3X6)

Location: Centreville, VA 20120 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.527', W 77° 28.666'

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The roadbed of the Independent Line of the Manassas Gap Railroad ran through this area. Conceived to extend the Manassas Gap Railroad from Gainesville to Alexandria, grading on this part of the line began in September 1854. The nearby stone bridge abutments were built to carry tracks across Cub Run. Financial problems stopped the work in May 1857. In various places the roadbed provided shelter from attack and a route for troop movements during the Civil War. The Manassas Gap Railroad merged with the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in 1867. Tracks were never laid along the Independent Line.
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HM NumberHM3X6
Series This marker is part of the Manassas Gap Railroad series, and the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series.
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285005 N 4304023
Decimal Degrees38.85878333, -77.47776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.527', W 77° 28.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 31.62" N, 77° 28' 39.96" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1207-1299 Cub Run Trail System, Centreville VA 20120, US
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